Building Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as Knowledge Sharers in Atlantic Canada

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154366
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as Knowledge Sharers in Atlantic Canada
Abstract:
Building Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as Knowledge Sharers in Atlantic Canada
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Sabo, Brenda Marie, RN, BA, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Capital District Health Authority
Title:Professional Practice Leader
Co-Authors:Michael Leiter, PhD; Mary Ellen Gurnham, RN, BN, MN
Building Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as knowledge sharers in Atlantic Canada Of importance to both researchers and healthcare decision-makers is the need to transfer relevant research based findings into policy and practice. Understanding how this knowledge moves from academia to point of care and what factors enhance or suppress the transfer, uptake and utilization of research is paramount in light of rapid changes taking place within the healthcare workplace. A mixed method exploratory research design was used to examine the familiarity nurses in Atlantic Canada had concerning 6 major Canadian healthcare system reports published since 2000. Findings indicated less than 50% of nurses in Atlantic Canada recognized the names of the reports. A second component of the study examined nurses? familiarity with the recommendations provided by the reports. Although few nurses had read the reports (between 5% & 10%), they recognized all the issues cited as important challenges for Canada?s healthcare system. Further, they felt little progress had been made to address these urgent concerns. Workload management and workforce supply were perceived as worsening while leadership development and information systems were seen as improving. This oral presentation will present findings from: * an in-depth environmental scan of selected acute care and community hospitals in four Atlantic Canadian provinces * interviews and focus groups with a cross-section of healthcare employees (including CEOs, Directors, point-of-care managers and nursing staff) * surveys of nurses across the various facilities * a one day symposium at the end of the research project * challenges of undertaking multi-jurisdictional collaborative research initiatives Suggestions and strategies will be presented to support the integration of research into healthcare policy and practice
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as Knowledge Sharers in Atlantic Canadaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154366-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as Knowledge Sharers in Atlantic Canada</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sabo, Brenda Marie, RN, BA, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Capital District Health Authority</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professional Practice Leader</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Brenda.Sabo@cdha.nshealth.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michael Leiter, PhD; Mary Ellen Gurnham, RN, BN, MN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Building Quality Healthcare Workplaces: Nurses as knowledge sharers in Atlantic Canada Of importance to both researchers and healthcare decision-makers is the need to transfer relevant research based findings into policy and practice. Understanding how this knowledge moves from academia to point of care and what factors enhance or suppress the transfer, uptake and utilization of research is paramount in light of rapid changes taking place within the healthcare workplace. A mixed method exploratory research design was used to examine the familiarity nurses in Atlantic Canada had concerning 6 major Canadian healthcare system reports published since 2000. Findings indicated less than 50% of nurses in Atlantic Canada recognized the names of the reports. A second component of the study examined nurses? familiarity with the recommendations provided by the reports. Although few nurses had read the reports (between 5% &amp; 10%), they recognized all the issues cited as important challenges for Canada?s healthcare system. Further, they felt little progress had been made to address these urgent concerns. Workload management and workforce supply were perceived as worsening while leadership development and information systems were seen as improving. This oral presentation will present findings from: * an in-depth environmental scan of selected acute care and community hospitals in four Atlantic Canadian provinces * interviews and focus groups with a cross-section of healthcare employees (including CEOs, Directors, point-of-care managers and nursing staff) * surveys of nurses across the various facilities * a one day symposium at the end of the research project * challenges of undertaking multi-jurisdictional collaborative research initiatives Suggestions and strategies will be presented to support the integration of research into healthcare policy and practice</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:56:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:56:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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